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Vampires and Incest

Last week I reported on the problem with inbreeding among various royal families, and on the birth defects, illnesses, and deformities such inbreeding can cause. This week I chanced upon a review my online friend Taliesin had written about a book titled THE VAMPIRE, DRACULA AND INCEST: THE VAMPIRE MYTH, STOKER’S DRACULA, AND PSYCHOTHERAPY OF…

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Bram In Bronze Is Done!

I’ve reported a few times on the work of sculptor Bryan Moore, and even tried to raise some funding for him, to help him complete his task of rendering author Bram Stoker in the form of a bronze bust. It would appear the sculpting part is finished, and all that is left now is the…

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An Irish Banshee in North Carolina

In Colonial times, Dave Warner operated a sawmill on the Tar River in North Carolina, near the town of Tarboro (Did the name of the river influence that of the town, or was it the other way around?) in Edgecombe County. When hostilities broke out with the British, the Redcoats, knowing Warner to be pro-revolution,…

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Drug Returns the (Almost) Dead to Life

I can’t help but think of that scene in THE PRINCESS BRIDE where Billy Crystal’s Miracle Max proclaims that Wesley is not dead but “mostly” dead. There it was funny, and in the movies–and on paper–it’s intriguing, this concept of a human body being almost–but not quite–dead. In reality, though, it kinda creeps me out…

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Vampires Everywhere

That’s “everywhere” in pop culture and entertainment, not necessarily everywhere as in geographic location. Sure, every culture in the world has some version of a vampire myth, but this is easily explained by the fact that every culture in the world experienced people dying, and the vampire is really nothing more than the instinctive human…

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Diggin’ up Holmes

A couple’a weeks back, I provided a book review of BLOODSTAINS by author Jeff Mudgett. This particular Mudgett claims to be the great-great-grandson of one Herman Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes, one of this country’s first (and worst) serial killers. If Mudgett the junior’s tale is to be believed, he had to struggle for his own…

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STRAIN-ing

July 16th, y’all! We’re getting close! It’s almost July, and THE STRAIN promos just keep a’comin’. Check out “Push.” Who is that chick giving birth, and why is Dutch helping her? Is this supposed to be Dutch’s former girlfriend, or ANOTHER former girlfriend? That would be lame on her part. But wait–what is she giving…

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New Dracula Series – What Does It Need To Work?

You can’t keep a good vampire down. I really enjoyed the NBC television series DRACULA. I can’t say I out-and-out LOVED it, as it deviated a little too far from what I feel a proper Dracula story must constitute. Also star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was just too short to play Dracula. When the NBC series…

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Born Too Late

I think all history lovers sometimes feel they were born in the wrong time. Speaking as one of those history buffs, we’ll cast our mental gaze backwards over the years and feel a certain longing for simpler or more exotic times. Maybe we even feel that we might have, in some past life, lived during…

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How Would You Die?

Note that there are no positive outcomes to this quiz, released to commemorate the new series BLOOD DRIVE, airing on Syfy Wednesdays at 10E/9C. In BLOOD DRIVE, in the apocalyptic future of 1999, cars run on human blood. You guessed it, peeps: BLOOD DRIVE is a Grindhouse show. This “How Would You Die” quiz is…

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(Almost) All the Major Storylines of DARK SHADOWS

Somebody went and compiled a handy list of the major storylines from DARK SHADOWS. That’s DARK SHADOWS the genre-defining, rulebreaking, innovative, trendsetting TV series that ran on the ABC network weekday afternoons from 1966 through 1971. NOT, as the writer of the piece suggests, that piece of excrement movie from 2012. This guy states that…

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When Inbreeding Was In

People didn’t used to know anything about genetics. Also, people are kinda stupid. Like, okay, if you didn’t know any better, and that intrinsic, instinctual revulsion most humans feel towards incest didn’t kick in, then MAYBE you’d have an excuse. But after a few generations pass and you start to see the deformities and ailments…

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